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Good News:Virtual Reality Surgical System Replaces Practice with Live Pigs

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photo: Jo-Anne McArthur, WeAnimals

Technologies in many fields are advancing at an ever faster pace. Some of these save lives, and some of these also save lives of animals in a different ways.

Many doctors had to do their training on live animals, but now there are some fascinating replacement technologies that not only save human lives but also the lives of other beings.

Obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) doctors-in-training at renowned Rush University Medical Center in Chicago will no longer practice surgical procedures on live pigs. Thanks to a collaboration between the hospital and PETA, medical residents will now train on a state-of-the-art virtual reality surgical system.

“The surgical experience of our residents takes a huge leap forward as we move toward a more humane and effective method of simulation training,” said Dr. Xavier Pombar, the OB/GYN residency director at Rush University. “Representatives from PETA have worked steadfastly with our department toward this goal. I cannot thank them enough for their efforts.”

Now this news has to spread so that more doctors can learn without harming other beings.

You can learn more here:

http://www.peta.org/blog/obgyn-residents-trade-practice-live-pigs-high-tech-simulators/?utm_campaign=063016%20OBGYN%20Residents%20Trade%20Practice%20Live%20Pigs%20High%20Tech%20Simulators&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

http://www.pcrm.org/media/online/may2016/hennepin-county-live-sheep-for-medial-training

http://www.rushu.rush.edu/education-and-training/rush-center-clinical-skills-and-simulation

https://www.digitalfrog.com

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A Landmark Moment for Animal Rights

Please share this news. The more people hear about decisions like these the better the chances are that other nations will copy these animal-friendly actions.

Animalista Untamed

Europe decides rabbits are more important than eyeshadow

This is welcome news, long overdue. Let’s hope the US will follow suit and the rest of the world will catch up. I long for the day when ALL animal testing is history.

The European Union is scheduled to ban all animal-tested products next month, but the rest of the world hasn’t followed suit. This is a landmark moment for animal rights’ activists.

It’s common knowledge that much of the cosmetic and personal care industry tests products on animals. Despite advances in technology, animal experiments are still particularly cruel—and surprisingly ineffective in determining a product’s safety. That’s why the European Union recently announced that after years of delays, it’s finally banning the import and sale of all animal-tested products and ingredients, starting March 11.

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A Live Frog Is the Best Frog, also for Learning

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Children and students are curious by nature and that is good. But it is incomprehensible why they must be taught how to kill an animal to learn something about nature and specifically more about animals. How can we believe that compassion for animals could result from cutting an animal apart?

“April is National Frog Month – an important reminder that millions of these amazing animals are taken from the wild each year to be used for biology lessons. Frogs cannot be successfully bred in captivity and must be taken from their natural habitats. Removed from our wetlands, they suffer in transport and embalming. And, dissecting once-living frogs contributes to our ecological imbalance and further compromises nature’s fragile resources. As a keystone species, dissecting frogs contributes to not only their decline but to that of other wildlife populations as well. It exposes students to toxic chemicals and in turn, contaminates our environment as formaldehyde-ridden body parts need to be disposed when the class is done.”

If you know any students who have to dissect frogs please pass this on. If you know any teachers please pass this on. If you know anyone in the school system please pass this on.

http://www.neavs.org/campaigns/esec

http://www.digitalfrog.com

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Would You Experiment on Your Dog? Or Cat? Or Hamster?

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Photo: HSUS

At first, most people will respond to this question with an immediate negation. But asked whether or not they want progress in medical research they would mostly support this, even if it includes experiments on animals. In times of medical crises these numbers rise, as can be seen with the spread of ebola.

So first of all, finding alternatives to these inhumane experiments is crucial, and secondly, educating the public on what kind of experiments are done and to whom is essential. Progress is being made, but there still are many unnecessary torture-like experiments being done on animals.

“Almost a year has passed since the release of our investigation that captured painful dental experiments on dogs like Shy Guy behind closed doors at Georgia Regents University (GRU). Fortunately, the university agreed to stop buying dogs from random-source “Class B” dealers in response to our investigation. But it appears that lethal experiments continue on other dogs, and additional public pressure is needed to bring them to an end.”

Please read more and take action

https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=7A461EAE09E145F29E6C5057A9D24EDE.app338b?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=6591&autologin=true&s_src=em_ha093014#.VDOTfktzFD8

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Students Need Not Despair: There Are Alternatives to Dissecting Real Animals

The Digital Frog

The Digital Frog

 

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To motivate students in class to learn it is important to keep them interested in the subject. In the beginning of each school year many students come back from their summer break eager to find out what the new classes will bring (well, most kids would probably prefer a longer summer break but hope for not too boring classes).

Especially in biology and anatomy classes students will learn about how the body functions, if taught right a fascinating subject. Sadly, most schools have not yet learned that there are several humane tools for teaching out there.

“It’s September, and millions of students and educators are back in school—it’s a time of new beginnings. Unfortunately, the new school year will bring a cruel end for millions of animals, including cats, frogs, sharks, fetal pigs, mink, who will be dissected in classroom demonstrations.”

Please read more, sign up for the newsletters of these websites, forward to all teachers and professors, promote these alternatives, spread the word

http://aavs.org/alternatives/dissection/

http://www.animalearn.org/sciencebank.php#.VCpzx0tzFD8

http://www.animalearn.org

http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/genbio/virtual_labs/BL_16/BL_16.html

http://www.neavs.org/alternatives/in-education

http://www.digitalfrog.com

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